I have always believed that the way you raise a child will mold their behavior, attitudes, temperament, etc.
Then I had my second child...lol. They are just so different and I know they are raised essentially the same way.
It got me thinking about my own upbringing and how different my brothers and sisters and I are for being raised in the same house...sooooo What are your thoughts?
Answer by aly38914290 at 9:11 PM on Apr. 13, 2009
The newest research says both. They have stopped asking if it's nature or nurture and now they are asking the ridiculous question of how much each plays a role.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 9:14 PM on Apr. 13, 2009
Answer by BubbysMom208 at 9:19 PM on Apr. 13, 2009
I really believe that it is a combination, in my psych or child ed. classes when this came up I would always use my son as an example. He has been with my DH since he was 11 months old and DH and DS bio are so different that to see my son do something we were always like oh that's Matt (bio) or that's Jeff (adopted/step). Now that he has had no contact with bio for over 2 years and he still has his temper I know that is nature but he controls it pretty well which is learned.
I think that nature predisposes children to certain temperaments and how their temperament is dealt with (nurture) plays into the development of their personality.
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